Big Tobacco in the Big Apple
How New York City Became the Heart of the Tobacco Industry
…and Anti Smoking Activism
During World War I, the Red Cross and Other Medical Organizations Raised Money in Movie Theaters and Other Venues to Send Cigarettes to the Boys in the Trenches
“The Makin’s of the U.S.A.: A Plea in Song for Tobacco for the Boys Over There”
Vincent Bryan and Harry Von Tilzer
New York, NY: Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co.
“Your Lips Are No Man’s Land But Mine”
Arthur Guy Empey, Charles R. McCarron, and Carey Morgan
New York, NY: Joseph W. Stern & Co.
From 1914 to 1918, the great empires of Europe clashed in a global conflict that involved more than 70 million soldiers and cost over 16 million lives. Tobacco also went to war, packed in every doughboy’s knapsack. Through patriotic advertising and stepped-up production, cigarettes would supplant cigars and chewing tobacco as … (More)
“Two Cigarettes in the Dark”
Lew Pollack and Paul Francis Webster
New York, NY: De Sylva Brown and Henderson, Inc.
“While A Cigarette Was Burning”
Charles and Nick Kenny
New York, NY: ABC Music Corporation